A Life-like, Aesthetic Tooth Loss Solution
Nothing compares to the quality of function and aesthetics of a natural tooth, so when one is lost or extracted, it is vital to replace it with an option that will imitate the original tooth as much as possible. Solutions in modern dentistry have made a way to replace nearly the same level of functionality and beauty of missing teeth. Dental implants, known as the “gold standard” of tooth replacement, provide the necessary stimulation of a tooth root and mimic the natural size and color of a tooth crown for flawless integration with surrounding teeth. We offer BioHorizons dental implants at our office, and can both place and restore them in-house.
Why Are Dental Implants an Ideal Tooth Replacement for you?
Dental implants come in three parts—the titanium post, the dental crown, and the connecting abutment—and closely resemble a natural tooth in both form and function. Bone that is not stimulated by a tooth root will begin to resorb back into the jaw, causing progressive oral health complications. Dental implant posts are designed to replace and mimic tooth roots, integrating into the jaw bone during healing, and providing healthy stimulation so no more bone is lost. Dental crowns, the artificial teeth visible above the gum line, are as strong as natural teeth and are designed to fit snuggly between surrounding teeth. With a dental implant firmly in place, your smile can be restored back to its original function and beauty.
Restoring Lost Teeth Using Advanced Modern Technology
Advancements in dental technology have improved the dental implant treatment process. Our cone bean CT scan is a 3D system that produces high-quality digital images of your gums, teeth, and jaw. We use these images to help customize a surgical guide we use during your dental implant surgery. This guide improve precision and accuracy of the implant placement by controlling the angle and depth of the space into which the post will be placed. Using this technology for planning and performing the procedure helps improve the outcome of the surgery and helps ensure that the dental crown fits correctly. If the height of the jaw bone is not sufficient enough to support a dental implant, we may recommend bone grafting to help restore proper levels of bone. At any time you need assistance feeling calm and relaxed, we offer nitrous oxide and oral sedation .
Custom Treatment Every Step of the Way
Correct placement of dental implants relies on the skill of the doctor performing the procedure. Dr. Louis Abukhalaf is a Fellow at the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and is also certified by both the Misch Implant Institute and Pikos Institute; two distinguished organizations that provide continuing education courses from some of the most notable doctors in implant dentistry. We provide experienced care throughout your entire dental implant treatment process, when planning, placing, and restoring your dental implant. This helps us fully customize your surgery and dental crown restoration to improve the precision and quality of care from start to finish.
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